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JOINT TACTICAL NETWORKING CENTER AWARDS JTRS CERTIFICATION TO HARRIS CORPORATION’S AN/PRC-152A(V)(C) SOFTWARE DEFINED RADIO — Press Release

SAN DIEGO – The Joint Tactical Networking Center (JTNC) announced today that the Harris Corporation, Melbourne, Fla., has received Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) Certification for the AN/PRC-152A(V)(C) operating Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW) software version 1.01.1C. This designation indicates that the AN/PRC-152A radio has undergone extensive testing and has met the minimum criteria for SRW 1.01.1C interoperability with other tactical communication platforms and communication security.

JTRS Certification is part of the JTNC Technical Assessments for Certification and Compliance (TACC) process, an evolving initiative to ensure end-to-end joint service interoperability and security. The rigorous process verifies and validates that software-defined radios operating JTRS Waveforms have undergone technical assessments to mitigate development and government procurement risks. Achieving JTRS Certification means a device is ready to operate in a Department of Defense (DoD) or Service network architecture and environment.

“The JTNC TACC process supports the non-developmental item (NDI) acquisition strategies of the DoD and the Services in building tactical networks that are interoperable and secure using radios running JTRS waveforms”, said Mark Compton, JTNC’s director and assistant program executive officer for Command, Control and Communications-Tactical (PEO 3T). “It is open to vendors porting JTRS Waveforms onto their products, directly supporting the Department’s Better Buying Power (BBP) focus on promoting effective competition and incentivizing innovation.”

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ABOUT THE JTNC

As part of the Department of Defense, and under executive management of the Army’s Program Executive Office, Command, Control, Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T), the Joint Tactical Networking Center (JTNC) develops, sustains, and certifies Joint Tactical Networking applications and waveforms for the Warfighter; thus enabling secure, interoperable and affordable battlefield networking systems. For more information, visit www.jtnc.mil.

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SOCOM Deploys Lemko Corp’s Advanced SwarmNet™ Capability Via Harris Corp’s Upgraded KnightHawk™ Systems to Provide Highly Mobile Tactical Network Solution — Press Release

Lemko and Harris offer the most advanced 3G/4G ruggedized communications solution evaluated by OSU UML to equip military for Global War on Terror

ITASCA, Ill., June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – SOCOM deploys Lemko Corporation’s advanced SwarmNet™ capability via upgraded KnightHawk™ systems provided by Harris Corp. Lemko Corporation, the leader in Re-Engineering Mobility for Internet Economics, enabled SOCOM to deploy an advanced SwarmNet™ capability which allows individual KnightHawks™ to operate autonomously as a complete‚ self-contained cellular network or in a scalable network with hundreds of ODC (On Demand Cellular) nodes for increased coverage and capacity.

Lemko’s SwarmNet™ equipped Harris’ KnightHawk™ is a ruggedized and highly mobile tactical cellular edge network solution that provides a private commercial cellular network suitable for austere locations and enables high speed broadband connectivity to permit the use of smart apps at the tactical edge. The previous KnightHawk™ network solution deployed by SOCOM provided limited coverage that confined devices to a specific area. The upgraded KnightHawk™ systems equipped with Lemko SwarmNet™ can now ad hoc network together to provide a canopy of coverage that subscriber devices, sensors, etc. can move throughout experiencing the same level of hand-off and network performance expected from a tier one commercial carrier. Lemko SwarmNet™ also provides full voice, data and SMS capability.

Lemko’s SwarmNet™ capability creates the most survivable network solution available. When an ODC node is part of a “Swarm” (multiple ODC nodes) and becomes isolated, that ODC node will continue to operate and provide coverage for subscribers attached to it. As the isolated ODC comes back in contact with the larger Swarm it will Ad Hoc reconnect (SWARM) with the other ODC nodes and subscribers can freely move throughout the entire SwarmNet™ network without changing anything on their device. Lemko’s patented CLR function allows subscribers to continue to operate on other ODC nodes even with the Node containing their HSS/HLR function is not available on the network. Additional Lemko SwarmNet™ benefits include:

  • Flexible Interconnect: Lemko SwarmNet™ can use virtually any IP to interconnect Node and is especially optimized for interconnect between ODC’s or for reach back using satellite. Because the Lemko SwarmNet™ is survivable, opportunistic or high latency interconnect and reach back can be tolerated even in when using 4G LTE.
  • In-band Interconnct: SwarmNet™ ODC can be equipped with in-band interconnect with enables ODC’s create their own IP cloud.
  • Connectivity to Commercial and Other Networks:  While the Lemko solution can provide safe secure broadband communications at the warfighter level, as an enclave, Lemko SwarmNet™ also supports Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) solutions by implementing a Node2 signaling gateway that provide a signaling bridge to commercial carriers. Lemko’s SwarmNet™ connects with other networks such as SINCGARS, P25, tetra, or VoIP gateways to provide seamless communications. It even makes Blackberries work.
  • Encryption: The Lemko solution supports full end to end security and encryption and can include FIPs 140-2 ODC security as well as protection for data at in use, on the move and at rest.
  • Value: Lemko’s value proposition includes cellular economics that significantly reduces costs while providing highly secure broadband communications on a device that requires little training to unburden, protect and empower the War Fighter.
  • Multiple Form Factors: Lemko’s SwarmNet™ capability is available on the Harris KnightHawk™ as well as other man-portable, mounted, fixed and aerial form factors and supports 2G GSM EDGE, CDMA (including EVDO), 3G WCDMA UMTS HSPA+ and 4G LTE

About Lemko Corporation

Lemko is a Distributed Mobile Wireless Network software company with ultra-low cost Internet based architectures that drive down the cost per GB MHz POP. Lemko is the industry leader in Re-Engineering the Mobile Network for Internet Economics and provides quick deployments of 2G, 3G and 4G LTE cellular systems powered by a virtualized and distributed EPC and IMS core. The company’s market leading solutions are available in multiple form factors including macro network, small cell, enterprise access point, On-Demand Cellular (ODC), M2M, cellular on wheels (COWs), man-portable and are deployed with enterprises, carriers, government, and military private network operators. Lemko is headquartered in Itasca, Illinois, USA.

Additional information is available at www.lemko.com.

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VA Awards New Contract for Electronic Health Records

Earlier this month the Veteran’s Administration (VA) cancelled a contract with ASM Research that was intended to develop a key component of the agency’s Electronic Health Record (EHR) system. The $102 million contract was for the “enterprise service bus” which would allow other applications to communicate with each other and the overall system. Since the whole point of the EHR is to speed sharing of information the bus would be a major enabler of this.

The contract with ASM was cancelled less then two months after award due to what turned out to be issue with conflicts of interest with some of the sub-contractors hired by ASM that may have affected the bid process.

Now the vA has awarded a new contract for the work to Harris Corporation (HRS). This contract has a value of $80 million and is for the same basic work. While Harris is best known as a manufacturer of radios and communications systems it also has an active healthcare solutions group.

This works on information systems as well as those to share and manage data. Many defense contractors have looked at getting into this business as they DoD and Federal Government are expected to spend billions on healthcare over the next decade. Much of this will go to large scale IT programs and systems.

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Harris Corporation Receives $11 Million in Orders from Government of France for Falcon III Multiband Manpack and Handheld Tactical Radios — Press Release

Harris Corporation Receives $11 Million in Orders from Government of France for Falcon III Multiband Manpack and Handheld Tactical Radios

MELBOURNE, Fla. and ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ –

Highlights:

* Harris Falcon III tactical manpack and handheld radios to be used in Afghanistan.
* Radios to provide French Armed Forces with improved coalition interoperability and wideband networking capabilities.
* Orders expand international adoption of Falcon III line.

Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received $11 million in orders from the French Procurement Agency (Direction Generale de l’Armement – DGA) for Falcon III® multiband manpack and handheld tactical radios – further expanding the adoption of the company’s next-generation radio technology by international military forces.

Under the orders, Harris will provide French forces with its AN/PRC-117G wideband networking radios, associated AN/VRC-114 vehicular amplifier adapters and other accessories. The AN/PRC-117G provides mobile ad-hoc networking to both dismounted and vehicular users. The first deployment will be to French forces in Afghanistan in support of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) for interoperability with other coalition members. France is the fifth country, including the United States, to adopt the AN/PRC-117G to provide next-generation wideband networking communication capabilities.

France has also acquired Harris’ Falcon III AN/PRC-152(C) tactical handheld radio systems. The AN/PRC-152(C) is the most widely deployed Software Communications Architecture-compliant handheld radio, with more than 130,000 units deployed around the world.

“The growing adoption of Falcon III tactical radios internationally is driving significant new communication capabilities to more forces at the tactical edge,” said Andy Start, president, international business unit, Harris RF Communications. “The Falcon III platform provides interoperable voice and wideband data communications, delivering enhanced situational awareness and new command and control capabilities that are critical for mission success on today’s battlefield.”

The AN/PRC-117G radio provides warfighters with unprecedented situational awareness of the battlefield by enabling applications such as streaming video, simultaneous voice and data feeds, collaborative chat, and connectivity to secure networks. The wideband networking capabilities of the AN/PRC-117G give warfighters critical real-time information through a man-portable radio that is significantly smaller and lighter than previous radios.

The AN/PRC-152(C) provides handheld communications capabilities for portable line-of-sight and beyond line-of-sight applications. The radio also serves as the dismountable transceiver in the AN/VRC-110 vehicular amplifier adapter system.

Harris RF Communications is the leading global supplier of secure radio communications and embedded high-grade encryption solutions for military, government and commercial organizations. The company’s Falcon® family of software-defined tactical radio systems encompasses manpack, handheld and vehicular applications. Falcon III is the next generation of radios supporting the U.S. military’s Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) requirements, as well as network-centric operations worldwide. Harris RF Communications is also a leading supplier of assured communications® systems and equipment for public safety, utility and transportation markets — with products ranging from the most advanced IP voice and data networks to portable and mobile single- and multiband radios.

About Harris Corporation

Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5 billion of annual revenue and more than 16,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.
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Harris Corporation Receives $9 Million Order from U.S. Army to Provide High-Frequency Radios for Biological Detection System — Press Release

Harris Corporation Receives $9 Million Order from U.S. Army to Provide High-Frequency Radios for Biological Detection System

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ –

Highlights:

* Harris providing high-frequency (HF) radio systems to U.S. Army for application in detection of biological threats.
* HF radio system communicates alerts from field to headquarters when system detects biological agents.
* Demonstrates continued Harris leadership in providing tactical radio technology addressing a range of voice and data requirements of U.S. and allied forces.

Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received a $9 million order from the U.S. Army for high-frequency radios for use in the Army’s Joint Biological Point Detection System (JBPDS).

Harris will provide Falcon II 400-watt AN/PRC-150(C) HF systems to JBPDS, which is designed and deployed to detect and identify biological warfare agents. The AN/PRC-150(C) automatically communicates alerts to headquarters over HF radio links when the system detects the presence of biological agents.

“Harris is the market leader in tactical, high-frequency radio communications. We have supported the integration of our radio systems into many types of customer programs,” said Brendan O’Connell, president, Department of Defense business, Harris RF Communications. “In this instance, the Army is taking advantage of the secure data transmission capabilities of the AN/PRC-150 to give U.S. forces the maximum amount of time to respond to potentially significant threats.”

The AN/PRC-150(C) is an NSA Type-1 certified HF radio system. Widely deployed, the AN/PRC-150(C) provides continuous coverage in the 1.6 to 60 MHz frequency range, delivering secure voice and data communications even in the harshest conditions.

Harris RF Communications is the leading global supplier of secure radio communications and embedded high-grade encryption solutions for military, government and commercial organizations. The company’s Falcon family of software-defined tactical radio systems encompasses manpack, handheld and vehicular applications. Falcon III is the next generation of radios supporting the U.S. military’s Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) requirements, as well as network-centric operations worldwide. Harris RF Communications is also a leading supplier of assured communications® systems and equipment for public safety, utility and transportation markets — with products ranging from the most advanced IP voice and data networks to portable and mobile single- and multiband radios.

About Harris Corporation

Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5 billion of annual revenue and more than 16,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.
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Harris Opens Expanded Facility in Calgary, Alberta — Press Release

Harris Opens Expanded Facility in Calgary, Alberta

Delivers Avionics Systems Services Support for Canada’s CF-18 Fighter Aircraft

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CALGARY, Alberta, Jan. 27, 2011

CALGARY, Alberta, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Harris Canada Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), today opened its Calgary, Alberta avionics operation, following a $2.3 million investment to enhance the facility. The Harris facility supports the work to be completed under the company’s six-year, $273 million (CAD) services contract with the Government of Canada for the CF-18 Avionics Optimized Weapon System Support (OWSS) program.

The Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, the Honourable Laurie Hawn, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence, and Alderman John Mar, Deputy Mayor of Calgary joined senior management from Harris at a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the 6727 9th Street N.E. facility.

At 36,700 square feet, the facility is now 35 percent larger – providing a secure lab for testing classified equipment, a significantly larger warehouse complete with a shipping and receiving dock, a reception area, and space to support planned growth. In addition to the refurbishment, Harris invested more than $1 million in a fully-integrated software suite to provide supply chain management, production control, and configuration management solutions to deliver advanced support to the CF-18 Avionics program. Harris employs 40 people at the Calgary location and utilizes more than 40 vendors in Canada and the U.S.

“This investment demonstrates Harris’ long-term commitment to the region and in supporting highly skilled jobs in the Canadian aerospace industry,” said Dan Pearson, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Harris. “As steadfast partners, we deliver top-quality support services for the avionics systems on-board Canada’s CF-18 fighter-aircraft fleet, and are dedicated to assuring the CF-18′s success through its life expectancy.”

Harris has had a presence in Canada since 1964 with twelve locations in four provinces – Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec – and more than 600 employees. The company’s operations serve customers spanning the Defense, Law Enforcement, Municipal, Energy, Broadcast, Sports, Specialty Media, Satellite, Cable and Telco markets.

The Calgary facility is an ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100 accredited airworthiness organization.

About Harris Corporation

Harris Canada is a wholly owned subsidiary of Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets worldwide. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5 billion of annual revenue and more than 16,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.
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Harris Wins Large FMS Contract

One of the advantages that defense contractors have if they make a core piece of equipment for the United States military is that they stand to gain millions in Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contracts. For reasons of interoperability and consistency the U.S. supports its allies buying similar systems as used by it. This extends to not only large items like fighter aircraft but also more mundane things like weapons and radios.

Harris Corporation (HRS) makes radios and components used heavily by the U.S. These includes the very poplar Falcon series of tactical systems. Over the last few years Harris has been growing its revenue and earnings as it gains more and more market share of this critical market for military forces across the globe. More importantly Net Income has grown even more rapidly then revenue. In 2006 Net Income was about $300 million and in 2010 over $600.

Now the U.S. has given Harris a contract worth almost $500 million if all options are exercised to provide FMS radios. The Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract allows customers to order the radios they need at specific prices. As with all ID/IQ contracts there is no guarantee that any sales will be made but it indicates that the U.S. is making a push to sell these radios to its allies overseas.

Radios are important and as the U.S. switches from its SINCGARS to JTRS standard radios there may be a large market as other countries move to replace their older systems. Harris is able to produce JTRS compliant radios and this includes the Falcon series in the ID/IQ contract.

The company may be well positioned for even further growth as the market continues to evolve.

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Harris Corporation Receives $24.5 Million Order From U.S. Army and U.S. Department of Defense for Falcon III Handheld and Vehicular Tactical Radio Systems — Press Release

Harris Corporation Receives $24.5 Million Order From U.S. Army and U.S. Department of Defense for Falcon III Handheld and Vehicular Tactical Radio Systems

Highlights:

* U.S. Army acquiring additional handheld radio systems to provide soldiers with multiband tactical communications in line-of-sight applications.
* Radios ordered with DX rating – signifying highest acquisition priority for rapid delivery
* Expands widespread adoption of Falcon III® AN/PRC-152(C), with more than 130,000 radios deployed.

Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received a $24.5 million order to provide the U.S. Army and the U.S. Department of Defense with Falcon III® handheld and vehicular tactical radio systems. Harris will provide the U.S. Army with Falcon III® AN/PRC-152(C) multiband handheld radios and ancillary equipment and the U.S. Department of Defense with Falcon III® AN/VRC-110 vehicular tactical radio systems for use in Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles.

The U.S. Army is acquiring AN/PRC-152(C) multimission handheld radios to provide line-of-sight tactical communications to the dismounted warfighter. The AN/PRC-152(C) is the most widely fielded NSA Type-1 certified, JTRS SCA-certified handheld radio, with more than 130,000 units deployed worldwide.

The DoD is acquiring the Falcon III® AN/VRC-110 systems for use in multiple variants of the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles. The AN/VRC-110 is an amplifier adapter that includes two AN/PRC-152(C) radios, which serve as handheld transceivers. The radios and vehicular amplifier adapter systems for MRAP vehicles were ordered with a DX rating – signifying the DoD’s highest acquisition priority for rapid delivery.

“Harris Falcon series of radios are installed in the majority of MRAP vehicles deployed to Afghanistan,” said Brendan O’Connell, president, U.S. Department of Defense business Harris RF Communications. “We’re continuing to improve and develop new capabilities for the AN/PRC-152(C) to meet emerging mission requirements. Harris Falcon III radio systems are now deployed by all branches of the U.S. Department of Defense and key U.S. allies.”

The DoD acquired the AN/PRC-152(C) and AN/VRC-110 systems radios via the Consolidated Single-Channel Handheld Radio (CSCHR) contract through the Joint Program Executive Office of the Joint Tactical Radio System. The AN/PRC-152(C) and AN/VRC-110 were developed under the JTRS Enterprise Business Model (EBM). The EBM encourages companies to develop next-generation solutions in tactical communications using their own investment capital to integrate JTRS waveform software. In doing so, the EBM stimulates competition, increases innovation, and reduces costs through software re-use.

Harris RF Communications is the leading global supplier of secure radio communications and embedded high-grade encryption solutions for military, government and commercial organizations. The company’s Falcon® family of software-defined tactical radio systems encompasses manpack, handheld and vehicular applications. Falcon III is the next generation of radios supporting the U.S. military’s Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) requirements, as well as network-centric operations worldwide. Harris RF Communications is also a leading supplier of assured communications® systems and equipment for public safety, utility and transportation markets — with products ranging from the most advanced IP voice and data networks to portable and mobile single- and multiband radios.

About Harris Corporation

Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5 billion of annual revenue and more than 16,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.
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Harris Corporation Awarded $77 Million IT Services Contract by Army Materiel Command — Press Release

Harris Corporation Awarded $77 Million IT Services Contract by Army Materiel Command

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded a $77 million contract by the National Capital Region Contracting Center to provide IT infrastructure for the newly relocated U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC) Headquarters building at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama. This is the second major military headquarters relocation contract for Harris, which is completing work on a similar relocation installation for the U.S. Southern Command Headquarters in Miami, Florida.

Under the AMC contract, Harris will engineer, furnish, install and test the command, control, communications, and computer IT (C4/IT) infrastructure, which includes audio-visual and video teleconferencing equipment. The contract includes one base year and two one year option periods, during which time the company would provide operations and maintenance support, as well as help desk capabilities.

“This award further extends our company’s growing reputation in the marketplace for delivering complex, mission-critical systems integration solutions,” said Mike Deloney, vice president and general manager of Department of Defense Programs, Harris IT Services. “We are proud to continue our support to the Army operational commands through this headquarters relocation.”

The AMC provides the technology, acquisition support, materiel development, logistics power projections, and sustainment to the Army across the spectrum of joint military operations. This contract was awarded under the nine-year, $20 billion Information Technology Enterprise Solutions- 2 Services (ITES-2S) contract vehicle, which is the preferred method of contracting for services and supplies for the Army.

The Harris team includes subcontractors General Dynamics IT (GDIT), AVS (Audio Visual Systems Inc.), ASD (Advanced Systems Development Inc.), By Light Professional IT Services (ByLight), Microtech, IBM, and nLogic.

Harris IT Services is a leading provider of end-to-end solutions in mission-critical IT transformation, managed solutions, and information assurance. With over 3,000 professionals performing to the highest industry standards at locations worldwide, Harris IT Services offers demonstrated past performance, proven technical expertise, and innovative solutions in supporting large-scale IT programs that encompass the full technology lifecycle. The organization’s distributed workforce, present in all 50 states, and extensive experience in performance-based contracting and managed IT services, combine to deliver exceptional results to our defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and commercial customers.

About Harris Corporation

Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets worldwide. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5 billion of annual revenue and more than 16,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.

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Harris Corporation to Acquire Schlumberger Global Connectivity Services; Broadens Global Managed Satellite Communications Services Capabilities — Press Release

Harris Corporation to Acquire Schlumberger Global Connectivity Services; Broadens Global Managed Satellite Communications Services Capabilities

MELBOURNE, Fla. and HOUSTON, Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) an international communications and information technology company, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Global Connectivity Services (GCS) business from Schlumberger Information Solutions, an operating unit of Schlumberger Limited (NYSE: SLB). The acquisition will significantly extend Harris’ capabilities as a global provider of mission-critical, end-to-end managed satellite communications services for customers operating in remote and harsh environments – including the energy, government and maritime industries. Schlumberger GCS will be combined with recently acquired CapRock Communications to form Harris CapRock Communications.

With customers in more than 50 countries, Schlumberger GCS provides global communication services for a wide range of customers primarily in the oil and gas industries, including Schlumberger. With principal operations in the United Kingdom, Norway, Singapore and the U.S., Schlumberger GCS has 400 employees in more than 25 countries, as well as 12 globally deployed teleports, a 24×7 Network Operations Center (NOC), worldwide terrestrial infrastructure, and Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) manufacturing capabilities in the U.K. and Singapore.

The agreement to acquire Schlumberger GCS follows the Harris acquisition of CapRock Communications on July 30, 2010. CapRock Communications is a premier global provider of managed satellite communications solutions – including broadband Internet, IP voice services, secure networking and real-time video – for the energy, government and maritime industries, as well as for disaster recovery. CapRock’s robust global infrastructure includes four self-owned and operated teleports and 11 regional support centers across North America, Central and South America, Europe, West Africa and Asia Pacific.

“Combining Schlumberger GCS with CapRock Communications will create an organization with unsurpassed global satellite network capabilities, broad service offerings, and a large experienced service team to provide customers with superior remote and in-the-field support,” said Howard L. Lance, chairman, president and CEO of Harris. “Harris CapRock Communications will be able to use its capabilities and expertise to offer customers the most secure, reliable and efficient solutions in the industry.”

Under the terms of the agreement, Harris will purchase the Schlumberger GCS business for $397.5 million in cash, subject to post-closing adjustments. The goodwill arising on completion of the acquisition will be an allowable tax expense with an estimated net present value of $50 million, resulting in an effective purchase price of $347.5 million. For the calendar year ending December 31, 2010, Schlumberger GCS revenue is expected to be $170 million, and earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) is expected to be $41 million. Excluding acquisition-related charges, the acquisition is expected to have minimal impact on Harris non-GAAP earnings in fiscal 2011; be slightly accretive in fiscal 2012; and a significant contributor to earnings and growth in fiscal 2013 and beyond. The transaction is subject to customary regulatory reviews and closing conditions, and it is expected to close during the third quarter of fiscal 2011. Harris will finance the acquisition using a combination of cash on hand, commercial paper, borrowings under its committed credit facilities, and long-term debt.

“Schlumberger has successfully developed its Global Connectivity Services business over the past 10 years to reach an extensive global products and services offering. This acquisition by Harris will ensure continued growth and new technology deployment in a focused communications organization,” said Tony Bowman, president of Schlumberger Information Solutions. “Schlumberger will continue to take advantage of these capabilities once the transaction is concluded through a long-term contract with Harris CapRock Communications.”

Harris will host a conference call at 10 a.m. ET today to discuss the acquisition of Schlumberger GCS. The dial-in number for the teleconference is (866) 578-5801 (U.S.) or (617) 213-8058 (International), using access code is 85645720. Please allow at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time to connect to the teleconference. Participants are encouraged to listen via web cast, which will be broadcast live at www.harris.com. A recording of the call will be available on the Harris website beginning at Noon ET on November 8.

About Harris Corporation

Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5 billion of annual revenue and more than 16,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.

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Harris Corporation Awarded $64 Million Continuation Contract for U.S. Air Force Satellite Control Network Program — Press Release

Harris Corporation Awarded $64 Million Continuation Contract for U.S. Air Force Satellite Control Network Program

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ –

Highlights:

* Harris will continue to deliver superior IT operations and maintenance services to the NSOM program.
* This award demonstrates Harris’ core capabilities in mission-critical IT operations and maintenance support.
* This third option was awarded based on the Harris team’s strong past performance on the program.

Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded the third option year of its Network and Space Operations and Maintenance (NSOM) program by the U.S. Air Force, valued at $64 million.

Under this option, Harris will continue to provide operations and maintenance support to the 50th Space Wing’s Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN) at locations around the world. The initial contract for the NSOM program was awarded in January of 2008 and contained a six-month base contract and six one-year options for a total potential value of $416 million. This latest one-year option brings the overall value of the program to date to $218 million for Harris.

“Harris is proud to be a trusted partner for the U.S. Air Force on this mission,” said John Heller, president of Harris IT Services. “The award of this option demonstrates our continued success delivering superior support to the 50th Space Wing for this critical network.”

The AFSCN, based on Schriever Air Force Base near Colorado Springs, is responsible for the launch, operation, control, and maintenance of space programs managed by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and other national security space organizations. Specifically, the AFSCN oversees satellite control centers, worldwide tracking stations, and test facilities that maintain frequent communications with a variety of satellite constellations to ensure smooth operations while in orbit, as well as enable readiness simulation, launch, and early orbit support.

The Harris-led NSOM team is comprised of Lockheed Martin Information Technology, Faith Enterprises Incorporated, ASRC Aerospace, Arctic Slope World Services, Avaya Government Solutions, and Gunther Douglas.

Harris IT Services is a leading provider of end-to-end solutions in mission-critical IT transformation, managed solutions, and information assurance. With over 3,000 professionals performing to the highest industry standards at locations worldwide, Harris IT Services offers demonstrated past performance, proven technical expertise, and innovative solutions in supporting large-scale IT programs that encompass the full technology lifecycle. The organization’s distributed workforce, present in all 50 states, and extensive experience in performance-based contracting and managed IT services, combine to deliver exceptional results to our defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and commercial customers.

About Harris Corporation

Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets worldwide. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5 billion of annual revenue and more than 16,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.
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Canada Pays Harris to Maintain CF-18 Fleet While Waiting for F-35

A few weeks ago Canada signed a contract to purchase and maintain sixty-five of the advanced F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. These aircraft will replace their existing fleet of CF-18 fighters. Due to its cost and the uncertainties with the whole JSF program the contract is considered controversial. Some opponents of the government believe that it might make more sense to wait and see how the cost and schedule issues work themselves out with the JSF.

While waiting for their new aircraft to be delivered and fielded Canada must maintain its CF-18 aircraft. In order to help do this they awarded Harris Corporation’s (HRS) Canadian subsidiary a contract to maintain the aircraft’s electronics and weapon systems. The estimated value of the contract if all options are exercised is just over $270 million.

Canada like the U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps must face the fact that if the F-35 continues to suffer cost and schedule delays their current fleet must continue flying longer then planned. Congress in their mark up so far of the 2011 budget has already cut ten aircraft from the next planned buy reducing near term quantities and extending the production run. This means that the U.S. F-16, F/A-18 and A/V-8 aircraft will probably have to serve longer.

There are costs related to keeping the older aircraft in service that may end up reducing the mount of money available to buy F-35 in any given year. This may further extend the buy program lengthening the fighter gap even more. If quantities are reduced in any given year that also affects the price for each aircraft. These issues compound the problem.

Harris is the beneficiary right now but in the future it may be that Canada is paying for these kind of services past the original retirement date. This will take money out of their defense budget planned for other systems or operations. Unfortunately when you have a major program such as the F-35 this may be the conundrum that defense planners and budgets must face.

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Harris Corporation Awarded $25 Million Contract by U.S. Space and Missile Systems Center to Enhance Vital Space Control System — Press Release

Harris Corporation Awarded $25 Million Contract by U.S. Space and Missile Systems Center to Enhance Vital Space Control System

MELBOURNE, Fla. and LOS ANGELES, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded a 21-month, $25 million contract to upgrade the ground-based space control system for the U.S. Space and Missile Systems Center’s Space Superiority Systems Wing at Los Angeles Air Force Base, California.

The Space Superiority Systems Wing is responsible for delivering and sustaining space control systems that gain and maintain space superiority for the United States, including ground terminal systems that provide both offensive and defensive counter-space and space situation awareness capabilities.

Harris is leading a team to upgrade the Harris-developed ground-based terminal system that includes Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems, Aurora, Colorado; and General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Santa Clara, California.

“Harris has a long and successful history of providing vital space control systems to the U.S. Air Force,” said Mark Luttrell, vice president, Mission Information Systems, Harris Government Communications Systems. “We look forward to continuing strong relationships with our customer and our teammates during the successful implementation of this upgrade.”

About Harris Corporation

Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5 billion of annual revenue and more than 16,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.
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Harris Corporation Awarded $10 Million Contract to Upgrade Eight U.S. Air National Guard Facilities — Press Release

Harris Corporation Awarded $10 Million Contract to Upgrade Eight U.S. Air National Guard Facilities

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, was awarded a $10 million contract by the United States National Guard Bureau to upgrade communications for eight Air National Guard (ANG) facilities. The agreement is in addition to two other Harris programs already supporting 14 Guard bases.

The Bureau’s IT services modernization will provide an integrated, high bandwidth, structured cabling system that delivers sufficient information transport capability to support the Guard’s current and future mission requirements. The eight facilities to be upgraded are located in Savannah, GA; Savannah Combat Readiness Training Center; Gulfport, MS; Fresno, CA; Selfridge, MI; Rosecrans, MO; Thompson Field, MS; and Tulsa, OK.

“This effort continues the outstanding working relationship Harris has cultivated with the Air National Guard,” said Mike Deloney, vice president and general manager, Department of Defense Programs, Harris IT Services. “We already support two other programs that provide telecommunication enhancements and infrastructure upgrades on 14 Guard bases.”

The Harris team includes subcontractor Hyperion. The project was awarded under the Network-Centric Solutions (NETCENTS) contract vehicle.

The Air National Guard is one of the seven Reserve components of the United States armed forces that augment the active components in the performance of their missions. The ANG has both a federal and state mission. The Guard’s federal mission is to maintain well-trained, well-equipped units available for prompt mobilization during war and provide assistance during national emergencies (such as natural disasters or civil disturbances). When Guard units are not mobilized or under federal control, they report to the governor of their respective state, territory, or district, providing for protection of life and property, and preservation of peace, order and public safety.

Harris IT Services is a leading provider of end-to-end solutions in mission-critical IT transformation, managed solutions, and information assurance. With over 3,000 professionals performing to the highest industry standards at locations worldwide, Harris IT Services offers demonstrated past performance, proven technical expertise, and innovative solutions in supporting large-scale IT programs that encompass the full technology lifecycle. The organization’s distributed workforce, present in all 50 states, and extensive experience in performance-based contracting and managed IT services, combine to deliver exceptional results to our defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and commercial customers.

About Harris Corporation

Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets worldwide. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5 billion of annual revenue and more than 16,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that reflect management’s current expectations, assumptions and estimates of future performance and economic conditions. Such statements are made in reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The company cautions investors that any forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results and future trends to differ materially from those matters expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Statements about the expected value of the program to Harris are forward-looking and involve risks and uncertainties. Harris disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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U.S. Air Force Awards Harris Corporation $18 Million Contract for AMRAAM Missile Telemetry Modules — Press Release

U.S. Air Force Awards Harris Corporation $18 Million Contract for AMRAAM Missile Telemetry Modules

Modules Provide Missile Flight and Performance Data During Live Test Exercises

MELBOURNE, Fla., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) , an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded a 2 1/2 year, $18 million contract to produce telemetry modules supporting the U.S. Air Force Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM). This follow-on contract brings the overall value of the program for Harris to $154 million since 1991.

The AIM-120 AMRAAM takes maximum advantage of the highly accurate target detection capabilities offered by the advanced radar systems of modern-day warplanes. During test and training firings at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, the Harris Warhead Replacement Tactical Telemetry Module provided weapon system evaluators with critical flight and performance information about the AMRAAM. The module also has command destruct capability for the missile from the time it is launched from F-15, F-16, and F/A-22 aircraft until final impact.

“The proven performance, reliability and availability of our telemetry modules are key contributors to the long-standing success of the Air Force’s Weapon System Evaluation program,” said Pat Seamon, vice president, Avionics and Electronics Programs, Harris Government Communications Systems.

About Harris Corporation

Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5 billion of annual revenue and more than 16,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.

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More Satellite Terminals From Harris Corp. for the Army

The U.S. Army announced that it awarded Harris Corp. (HRS) a contract to provide ground fixed and transportable satellite terminals. This is under the existing Modernization of Enterprise Terminals (MET) contract. The value of this order is over $50 million. Harris has a five year base contract with options to deliver under the MET.

As part of this award Harris will begin development of new equipment including a terminals, radomes, technical manuals and training aids. The U.S. military is a heavy user of satellite communications and uses terminals like this to receive and transmit data and messages.

Photo from Argenberg’s flickr photostream.

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Harris Corporation Receives $139 Million Order for High-Frequency Radio Systems to Equip Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles — Press Release

Harris Corporation Receives $139 Million Order for High-Frequency Radio Systems to Equip Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles

Provides Warfighters with Field-Proven, Beyond Line-of-Sight Communications

ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) , an international communications and information technology company, has received a $139 million order to provide additional Falcon II® AN/VRC-104 high-frequency (HF) tactical radio systems for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Joint Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicle Program. The radio systems will be installed in new standard-size MRAP vehicles and MRAP All-Terrain Vehicles (M-ATVs).

“The DoD’s Joint MRAP Program has standardized on our AN/VRC-104 vehicular system, which includes the AN/PRC-150(C) HF radio, for long-range communication requirements,” said Steve Marschilok, president, U.S. Department of Defense business, Harris RF Communications. “This software-defined radio system will provide beyond-line-of-sight communications in the rugged and mountainous terrain of Afghanistan. We’re continuing to provide our U.S. and international defense customers the broadest portfolio of field-proven, future-focused communications technologies that meet mission needs today and tomorrow.”

The AN/VRC-104 system is a vehicular transceiver/amplifier that includes the AN/PRC-150(C), a Type-1 certified HF radio. In addition to the AN/VRC-104 and AN/PRC-150(C), Harris radios systems in a range of configurations have been installed in MRAP vehicles across the DoD’s fleet.

Harris RF Communications is the leading global supplier of secure radio communications and embedded high-grade encryption solutions for military, government and commercial organizations. The company’s Falcon family of software-defined tactical radio systems encompasses manpack, handheld and vehicular applications. Falcon III is the next generation of radios supporting the U.S. military’s Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) requirements, as well as network-centric operations worldwide. Harris RF Communications is also a leading supplier of assured communications® systems and equipment for public safety, utility and transportation markets – with products ranging from the most advanced IP voice and data networks to portable and mobile single- and multiband radios.

About Harris Corporation

Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5 billion of annual revenue and more than 15,000 employees – including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.
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Harris Corporation Awarded $18 Million Follow-on Production Contract for MIDS Military Tactical Communications System — Press Release

Harris Corporation Awarded $18 Million Follow-on Production Contract for MIDS Military Tactical Communications System

MELBOURNE, Fla., April 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has received a two-year, $18 million follow-on contract from ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ:VSAT) for additional hardware to be integrated into Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) terminals. MIDS terminals provide military forces with high-capacity, jam-resistant, digital communication links to exchange near real-time tactical information, including both data and voice – among users in the air, on ground and at sea. The follow-on award brings the overall value of the contract for Harris to $192 million since 2000.

Harris is providing an enhanced voice card, power supply assemblies, processor modules and the chassis for each of the terminals, as well as comprehensive environmental testing of the completed assemblies for ViaSat’s MIDS Low Volume Terminal (LVT). The LVT provides U.S. military forces with voice and data transmission capabilities based on Link 16 protocol requirements for digital tactical communications.

Most of today’s U.S. Air Force and NATO fighter aircraft have voice and/or limited data communications capabilities that can only connect with selected aircraft. MIDS provides interoperable data communications that link fighter aircraft to airborne controllers, surveillance radars, collection assets and ground-based command and control nodes. The MIDS LVT Link 16 protocol provides combat aircraft with integrated information from the battlefield, including threat and targeting data in near real-time. All U.S.-allied nations are high-potential customers for the MIDS application.

“The MIDS program combines the very best of Harris Corporation’s proven expertise in communications systems integration, and highlights the success of the strong, long-term partnership we have with ViaSat,” said Wes Covell, president, Harris Defense Programs. “The ViaSat/Harris team continues its commitment to providing superior, interoperable, tactical communications to the warfighter.”

The ViaSat/Harris team is under contract to the U.S. Navy Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) for full-rate production of various models of MIDS, which are installed in military aircraft such as the U.S. Navy F/A-18 and the U.S. Air Force F-16, and also used in ground-based applications in shelters, vehicles and weapon systems such as the Patriot missile defense system.

Harris Defense Programs develops, supplies and integrates communications and information processing products, systems and networks for a diverse base of aerospace, terrestrial and maritime applications supporting U.S. Department of Defense missions. Harris is committed to delivering leading-edge technologies that support the military’s ongoing transformation to network-centric communications.

About Harris Corporation

Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5 billion of annual revenue and more than 15,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.

Forward-Looking Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements that reflect management’s current expectations, assumptions and estimates of future performance and economic conditions. Such statements are made in reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The company cautions investors that any forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results and future trends to differ materially from those matters expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Statements about the expected value of the program to Harris are forward-looking and involve risks and uncertainties. Other factors that may impact the company’s results and forward-looking statement may be disclosed in the company’s filings with the SEC. Harris disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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Australia To Buy Radios From Harris Corp.

The Australian Defence Department awarded a contract to Harris Corp. for tactical radios. The $112 million (US) contract will purchase Falcon III hand held systems. These have proved popular with the U.S. military seeing heavy use in Afghanistan and Iraq.

The Australian government has plans to invest several hundred million dollars in upgrades for its armed forces. These includes new ships and vehicles as well as general upgrades to their equipment. Australia has been an active ally of the United States in Afghanistan and also is concerned about other issues in Asia. The biggest system they are purchasing is the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter but the program extends to all facets of their military.

Upgrading C3I equipment is important especially if they plan to operate with U.S. forces in the future.

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Harris Corporation Receives $73 Million Order from U.S. Marine Corps for Falcon III(R) AN/PRC-117G Multiband Manpack Radio Systems — Press Release

Harris Corporation Receives $73 Million Order from U.S. Marine Corps for Falcon III(R) AN/PRC-117G Multiband Manpack Radio Systems

AN/PRC-117G Radios Will Accelerate Marine Corps’ Transition to the Networked Battlefield

ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) , an international communications and information technology company, has received a $73 million order from the U.S. Marine Corps for Falcon III® AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack radios, accessory kits, remote controls and satellite communication antennas.

The Marines will deploy the AN/PRC-117G to provide high-speed networked communications that improve information gathering and dissemination at the tactical edge – where the battle is fought. The radio system extends tactical IP (Internet Protocol) connectivity and delivers critical combat applications to dismounted Marines, greatly improving situational awareness.

“The AN/PRC-117G will transform the way the U.S. Marines Corps fights by providing wireless, networked high-bandwidth communications, enabling applications such as streaming video and biometrics. In addition, these multiband radios provide reliable long-haul tactical satellite and SINCGARS voice communications,” said Steve Marschilok, president, Department of Defense business, Harris RF Communications. “The 117G represents the future of tactical communications for the Department of Defense, and Harris is delivering that capability today.”

Half the size of legacy radios, the field-proven AN/PRC-117G manpack lightens a soldier’s heavy load. The radio supports requirements such as streaming video, imagery, biometrics, logistics and other data-intensive applications. It also offers an extended frequency range of 30 MHz to 2 GHz.

The AN/PRC-117G is the first NSA Type-1 certified wideband manpack radio system. With its fully integrated and NSA-certified High Assurance Internet Protocol Equipment (HAIPE) networking encryption, the AN/PRC-117G provides the highest level of information assurance connectivity to tactical units. This capability enables direct classified calls and data exchanges between levels of command on the battlefield.

Operating on the JTRS Software Communications Architecture, the AN/PRC-117G manpack adheres to the DoD’s open-standards approach to radio technology, allowing easy integration of pre-planned upgrades.

Harris RF Communications is the leading global supplier of secure radio communications and embedded high-grade encryption solutions for military, government and commercial organizations. The company’s Falcon family of software-defined tactical radio systems encompasses manpack, handheld and vehicular applications. Falcon III is the next generation of radios supporting the U.S. military’s Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) requirements, as well as network-centric operations worldwide. Harris RF Communications is also a leading supplier of assured communications systems and equipment for public safety, utility and transportation markets — with products ranging from the most advanced IP voice and data networks to portable and mobile single- and multiband radios.

About Harris Corporation

Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5 billion of annual revenue and more than 15,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that reflect management’s current expectations, assumptions and estimates of future performance and economic conditions. Such statements are made in reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The company cautions investors that any forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results and future trends to differ materially from those matters expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Statements about the expected value of the program to Harris are forward-looking and involve risks and uncertainties. Harris disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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Harris To Make Radios For Northrop Grumman Battle Command System

Northrop Grumman awarded Harris Corporation a contract to provide radios for the Integrated Air and Missile Battle Command System (IBCS). The IBCS is being made for the U.S. Army by Northrop. As its name implies it will provide command and control for air and missile defense missions. Harris’ contract is for five years and is worth $25 million.

The Army has invested heavily over the last thirty years in systems such as the PATRIOT and THAAD to provide extended air and missile defense. They also procured Avenger systems that use AIM-120 air-to-air missile from vehicle mounts. These and their sensors need to be netted in such a way that a complete air and missile picture can be developed to best assign resources. Key to all of this is of course secure and redundant communications requiring advanced radios such as Harris is making for the IBCS.

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Harris Corporation Awarded $26 Million Managed IT Solutions Contract for Air National Guard Network/Regional Operations and Security Centers — Press Release

Harris Corporation Awarded $26 Million Managed IT Solutions Contract for Air National Guard Network/Regional Operations and Security Centers

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) , an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded a five-year, $26 million contract to provide managed information technology solutions to the Air National Guard Network and Regional Operations and Security Centers.

The one-year, base-period contract – with four one-year options – includes Tier III support for all facets of the enterprise IT system such as applications, infrastructure, vulnerability assessment, directory services, boundary protection and messaging.

The Air National Guard will transform from a decentralized network management model to a centrally managed environment. Harris IT Services – along with its teammates TechTeam Government Solutions, Inc. and NetApp, Inc. – will assist the Air National Guard in this transition and consolidation by integrating services at 11 locations across the United States.

“ANG Tier III support is critical to the operation and protection of the Air National Guard enterprise to ensure they meet the needs of its very large, distributed population,” said John Heller, vice president and general manager, Harris IT Services. “We are very pleased to partner with TechTeam and NetApp on this vital program and look forward to delivering on the necessary technological expertise during this pivotal time for the Air National Guard.”

This award was issued through the U.S. Air Force Network-Centric Solutions (NETCENTS) contract – a five-year acquisition initiative that delivers interoperability and ongoing development of state-of-the-art technology and system solutions to the Air Force, Department of Defense (DoD), and other federal agencies.

Harris IT Services is a leading provider of mission-critical IT transformation, managed solutions, and information assurance services and support to defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil and commercial customers. With more than 3,000 professionals performing to the highest industry standards at locations worldwide, Harris IT Services offers essential past performance, proven technical expertise and innovative solutions in supporting large-scale IT programs that encompass the full technology lifecycle. The organization’s distributed workforce, present in all 50 states, and extensive experience in performance-based contracting and managed IT services, combine to deliver best-value results to our customers.

About Harris Corporation

Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets worldwide. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5 billion of annual revenue and more than 15,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.

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Harris Corporation Receives Orders To Provide JTRS-Approved Falcon III Tactical Radio Systems to MRAP-ATV Program — Press Release

Harris Corporation Receives Orders To Provide JTRS-Approved Falcon III Tactical Radio Systems to MRAP-ATV Program

/C O R R E C T I O N — Harris Corporation/

In the news release, Harris Corporation Receives Orders To Provide JTRS-Approved Falcon III Tactical Radio Systems to MRAP-ATV Program, issued Jan. 6 by Harris Corporation over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the third paragraph has been updated with clarifying language. The remainder of release is unchanged. The complete, corrected release follows:

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) , an international communications and information technology company, has received orders totaling $119 million to supply JTRS-approved Falcon III AN/PRC-152(C) tactical handheld radio systems with vehicular amplifier adapters to the U.S. Department of Defense for use in Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) all-terrain vehicles (ATV).

The AN/PRC-152 was selected to provide MRAP users with advanced multiband SINCGARS and Demand Assigned Multiple Access (DAMA) satellite communications interoperability.

Harris RF Communications is the leading global supplier of secure radio communications and embedded high-grade encryption solutions for military, government and commercial organizations. The company’s Falcon family of software-defined tactical radio systems encompasses manpack, handheld and vehicular applications. Falcon III is the next generation of radios supporting the U.S. military’s network-centric operations worldwide.

About Harris Corporation

Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5 billion of annual revenue and more than 15,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that reflect management’s current expectations, assumptions and estimates of future performance and economic conditions. Such statements are made in reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The company cautions investors that any forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results and future trends to differ materially from those matters expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Statements about the expected value of the order to Harris are forward-looking and involve risks and uncertainties. Harris disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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